mulebone

2009 Manitou Music Festival

muleboneThe Manitou Music Festival kicks off their 19th season on July 8 with Mulebone at the Studio Stage in Glen Arbor, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Mulebone is the duo of multiinstrumentalist, John Ragusa and roots music specialist, Hugh Pool. Their musical home is the traditional blues; sometimes they play it straight ahead, while at other moments they float above it, viewing and interpreting from a distant vantage point. John plays conch shell, Jews harp, cornet, all manner of flutes, and tin whistle, while Hugh plays slide guitar boogies, one chord riffs a la Howlin’ Wolf and country blues of all shapes and colors.

MMF brings exciting and diverse concert featuring: classical, jazz, blues, folk, country and bluegrass music of regionally and nationally known artists to some of Michigan’s most idyllic settings.

Upcoming concerts include: Shout Sister Shout – Steppin’ In It with Rachael Davis, Blue Origami, Josh White Jr., Photographers & Kat Eggleston, Jeff Haas & Friends, Sister Wilene, The Electric Blue Quintet, and The Wild Turkeys

All Tickets are $15 (Children 18 and under are FREE, except for the July 30 Benefit Concert)

Free MMF concerts include: July 3 Northport Community Band, July 12 The Dune Climb, August 4 Arts Collage, August 11 Summer Singers

For more information or to purchase tickets online, please visit the Manitou Music Festival website. Tickets may also be purchased at concert venues or by calling the Glen Arbor Art Association (231) 334-6112 or Lake Street Studios (231) 334-3179

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